Ratings and Reviews
damn you itunes!
i preordered this ages ago because i wanted the b-sides. then i found out they are bringing out a b-sides album so then i didnt want this no more but itunes had already started downloading this before i could cansel. thats 2 quid that i could of spent on somtin worthwhile. thanx itunes :(
Biffy are my favorite band by a long shot, however these tracks are a massive dissapointment. God+Satan is nowhere near as good as the album version, and the B sides are boring and dull. Definatley not their best work
Kinda makes me want to talk to God & Satan
This is a great EP there is no doubt about it. Classic Biffy, gives the same feel (with the exeption of 'God & Satan') as their earlier material which is good for those of you who are die hard fans. It is tuneful and more great Biffy tracks that deserve pride of place in your Biffy collection.
A final thing i think is worth noting is the creativity they continue to use and continue to grow and change as a band which is a sure fire sign that you'll never get bored of them. A truly great band.
So why 4 stars? well honestly its because they have done better tracks, however this shouldn't put you off as i don't think your collection would be complete without them and they are still very good.
About Biffy Clyro
Assembling in the late '90s in the town of Kilmarnock near Glasgow, Scotland, Biffy Clyro featured a three-piece lineup fronted by vocalist and guitarist Simon Neil along with James Johnston (bass) and drummer Ben Johnston. Playing loud combinations of pop/rock, inspired by the music of bands like Weezer, Biffy Clyro first started by playing their aggressive pop tunes in the nearby Glasgow club scene, eventually enjoying a stable and enthusiastic response from their audiences. After releasing their first EP, Thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow, via the Electric Honey record label, the band managed to secure some airplay on Scotland's BBC, which opened the way to even more exposure on the Scottish music scene. Not long after, the trio signed a recording contract with Beggars Banquet and offered their first single, "27," in October 2000. In the following months, the group played numerous live shows, including one opening slot for their longtime idols Weezer. In February 2002, the crew offered yet another single, simply titled "57," before the release of their long-awaited debut full-length, Blackened Sky, issued in March of that same year.
A year later, the more elaborate The Vertigo of Bliss appeared. Constant touring to support the album kept the band busy until mid-2004 when they recorded Infinity Land, which was released late in the year. Three years later the successful single "Saturday Superhouse" announced the coming of their fourth album, Puzzle. In 2009, Biffy Clyro released their fifth studio album, Only Revolutions. Featuring such singles as "Mountains," "Bubbles," and "Many of Horror," the album was both a critical and commercial success, going platinum in 2010 and earning several accolades including a Mercury Music Prize nomination. In 2012, Biffy Clyro released an online video trailer announcing their forthcoming sixth studio album, Opposites. A sprawling, ambitious work balancing prog rock with mainstream, radio-ready pop, Opposites was released in 2013. Buoyed by the single "Black Chandelier," the album became the band's first ever to hit number on the U.K. album charts. The band also spent much of the year headlining their second world tour.
Biffy Clyro returned in 2016 with the full-length album Ellipsis. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse), the album featured the singles "Wolves of Winter" and "Animal Style." They went on to promote the album with an open-air set in Glasgow, and headlined the Reading & Leeds festival in 2016 and the Download Festival in 2017. November of 2017 saw the group perform a stripped-back, unplugged set at London's prestigious Roundhouse. The performance was released as a live album the following spring and featured a cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." ~ Mario Mesquita Borges
- Glasgow, Scotland